Expecting an entirely innocuous event TS was recently at the 21st birthday party of the Association of Accounting Technicians and heard president David Hunt, thank treasury secretary Paul Boateng for hosting the night’s festivities.
However as the minister was nowhere to be seen, Hunt added: ‘Unfortunately, the minister has been “derailed” by transport minister Stephen Byers’ speech in Commons.’
A grinning Boateng appeared soon after. Upon being told of Hunt’s earlier wisecrack the quick-witted MP, not to be outdone, retorted: ‘I can happily report that everything is very much back on track.’ If only life were as easy at Railtrack.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016